Fun Run



It was a beautiful night last Friday for the 12th Annual Graybeards Family Run. Everyone enjoyed a fun evening in the St. Francis schoolyard, as more than 430 runners took part in the various races. The children took over Rockaway Beach Boulevard with different ages running various distances in a sprint to the finish line, followed by the Special Olympians […]

Comfort Stations On The Move



Cross off one more Rockaway eyesore, folks. The Wave has learned that the trailer-like comfort stations, which have been under guard and under wraps at the Rockaway wastewater treatment plant lot on Beach 104th Street, just off Beach Channel Drive, are finally on the move. Wrapped in plastic and sitting unused since delivery – and under 24 hour guard, paid […]

Summer Of Shooting In Far Rock



Despite the implementation of new officers, new training and promises of community cooperation with law enforcement, shootings are up in the 101st Precinct. By press time, there had been 10 shootings in the patrol area since the beginning of June, up from six shootings at the same point last year. Since the New Year, there have been 19 shootings, and […]

Who’s Who

Susan Corning Rockaway Theatre Company

Tell us about yourself. I was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. My mother was a registered nurse and my father was an aerospace engineer. I was an only child. I would say my love of the theatre was a gift from my parents. They were very involved with a growing community theatre company, doing a little bit of everything; […]

Wanted: Solutions, Not Rhetoric



Shootings are way up in Rockaway, and no one seems to know why. Of course there are plenty of factors; Rockaway has the highest unemployment rate in Queens, the proliferation of drugs and the people that control the drug trade in the lower economic areas of the peninsula all play a role in how gun violence escalates. How to fix […]

Sandy Funding Waste



Dear Editor: “Stringer Audit Sandy Shelter Problems” (July 26) overlooked other potential waste of Sandy funding. Consider the recent media blitz by the Empire State Development Corporation at taxpayers’ expense? The total cost of this ongoing seven month media blitz is now $161 million dollars and counting. The commercials run in heavy rotation several times per hour on television stations. […]

The Mayor Has Zero Vision



Dear Editor, First off, why doesn’t the city focus on providing Rockaway, which has some of the highest real estate taxes in the city, with basic services, instead of focusing on providing areas like DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), with more amenities? For example, DUMBO now has a beach, soccer fields, picnic grounds, food trucks, and acres of […]

Hearing Queens Transport Needs



Too few and too far between is usually the feeling when it comes to transportation options in Rockaway and many other communities. As a step toward correcting this, Assembly members Nily Rozic, from Fresh Meadows and Phil Goldfeder of Rockaway, are partnering with the New York State Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions to hold a public oversight hearing […]

Burglary At Hamberry’s



Early morning patrons of Hamberry’s Food and Market in Broad Channel were surprised to find the shop was closed and the door was blocked by crime scene tape. According to police, the grocery store and deli, located at 801 Cross Bay Boulevard, was burglarized sometime after closing between 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, and Friday, July 18, 6:50 a.m. […]

Solatube: Lighting The Way After Sandy



Local business owner Michael Shea has deep roots in Rockaway. His father lived here and his grandfather before that. He went to school at St. Francis de Sales, learned to surf on Rockaway’s beaches and grew up loving the boardwalk. Shea said he’d hoped to be a pro basketball player as a kid, but instead he moved to California in […]